ARS USDA 11/02/16 New Sprayer Technology Reduces Pesticide Use. By Sharon Durham February 11, 2016 An experimental variable-rate spraying system that helps growers efficiently apply chemicals to trees was developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency's Application Technology Research Unit in Wooster, Ohio.
The new sprayer reduced average pesticide use between 46 and 68 percent, with an average cost savings of $230 per acre for ornamental nurseries. The cost savings can be much higher for orchards and other fruit crop productions. ARS agricultural engineer Heping Zhu, along with engineer Richard Derksen and research leader Charles Krause, developed the laser-guided sprayer that synchronizes spray outputs to tree structures. Their colleagues at the Ohio State University, Oregon State University and the University of Tennessee evaluated the sprayer, which would help nursery, orchard and grape growers apply chemicals to trees. The sprayer developed by Zhu and his colleagues controls output to match targeted tree structures. Interdiscip Toxicol v.2(3); 2009 Sep The use of parasites as bioindicators of pesticide exposure. Environmental Research Volume 135, November 2014, Pages 139–147 Risk assessment׳s insensitive toxicity testing may cause it to fail. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE RESEARCH - Use of vermitea for removing pesticides from soil.
FOOD QUALITY - DEC 2014 - Pesticides in Imported Produce. Monitoring pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables remains a key priority for international food safety.
Increasing imports from countries, such as China and India, with substantially different regulations to their Western counterparts, highlights the need for stringent pesticide monitoring. Tandem mass spectrometry coupled to chromatography systems, such as gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS), operating in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode has emerged as the industry standard for monitoring residues in fruits and vegetables. However, a continuing challenge in multi-residue analysis is finding a sample preparation method that is as easy, fast, and cost-efficient as possible. The U.S. FDA recommends the QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) method for residue screening based on MRM with advanced gas or liquid chromatography coupled mass spectrometry systems. Click for large version. Food Research International 42 (2009) 26–40 Food processing a tool to pesticide residue dissipation – A review.
Page 1 ReviewFood processing a tool to pesticide residue dissipation – A reviewGeetanjali Kaushik*, Santosh Satya, S.N.
NaikCenter for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, Indiaa r t i c l e i n f oArticle history:Received 6 August 2008Accepted 17 September 2008Keywords:Pesticide residueTransientProcessingReviewDissipationa b s t r a c tFood safety is an area of growing worldwide concern on account of its direct bearing on human health.The presence of harmful pesticide residues in food has caused a great concern among the consumers.Hence, world over to tackle food safety issues, organic farming is being propagated.
However, due to sev-eral reasons, diffusion and acceptance of this approach in developing countries has been very slow.Therefore, it is important in the transient phase that some pragmatic solution should be developed totackle this situation of food safety. Page 2 Page 3 Page 4. 1er international symposium on PPE for agricultural pesticide operator: A risk based approach for addressing PPE issues - August. OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY - JUIN 2011 - Présentation : Measuring pesticide exposure in children living in an agricultur. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 2012, 8, 79-84 Removal of Pesticide Residues from Okra Vegetable through Traditional Proces. GREENPEACE - 2012 - Food Without Pesticides - Shopping Guide for Fruits and Vegetables. Journal of Chromatography A, 1050 (2004) 185–191 Gas chromatographic evaluation of pesticide residue contents in nectarines afte.
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